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Biblical Doctrine: When Are We Sealed By the Holy Spirit?

We learn the truth about assurance especially from three passages, or kinds of passages, of Scripture. The first is those texts that teach the sealing work of the Spirit. Several texts teach that the Spirit seals the believer, including II Corinthians 1:21, 22; Ephesians 1:13, 14; and Ephesians 4:30. Ephesians 1:13, 14 is the most […]

Grace! Grace! Marvelous Grace!

The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”  And he went out and wept bitterly. – Luke 22:61, 62 After that look from our Lord Jesus, I can almost guarantee you Peter […]

The Right to Be One’s Own God

[ Read more on Antinomianism ] The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. – Genesis 3:5 This is precisely the power claimed and offered by […]

December 31

The Law of God Applies to the Christian

For Christians who believe the law of God is done away with and does not apply to believers, let me ask you: Which of the commands of God are you comfortable breaking? Murder? Adultery? Lying? Idolatry? Others? No, we are not justified by the Law, but by faith, yet neither is the law of God […]

Grow By Grace

From Dr. Jay Adams: There are all sorts of ideas floating about today in various circles concerning sanctification. If you are getting confused by them, consider the following: But grow in (by) the grace (help) and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:16). More often than not, in NT (Koine) writing, […]

Always A Remnant

One denomination after another may become apostate and local church a false church, yet there will always be a remnant according to the election of grace. The pillar and ground of the truth, the Church, the eternal communion of believers from every age, will not, and cannot, be destroyed! How glorious is the body of […]

How to Completely Destroy the Doctrine of Grace

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an […]

There Goes John Bradford!

There must be something very heinous in the nature of sin thus to awaken grief and abhorrence in every virtuous mind. To be indifferent to the moral character of those around us, if such a state of mind is possible, is proof of a sad benumbing of all virtuous sensibilities. To take pleasure in those, […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Christ the Word

My Father, In a world of created changeable things, Christ and his Word alone remain unshaken. O to forsake all creatures, to rest as a stone on him the foundation, to abide in him, be borne up by him! For all my mercies come through Christ, who has designed, purchased, promised, effected them. How sweet […]

Grace Follows Obedience

“We know generally that the grace of God follows every act of direct obedience on our part. If we search out even the most minute commands of His law, and do them; if we show that we would not have a word uttered by Him fall to the ground, we testify both to ourselves and […]

The Perpetuity of God’s Law

I should like to say to any brother who thinks that God has put us under an altered rule: “Which particular part of the law is it that God has relaxed?” Which precept do you feel free to break? – C.H. Spurgeon The law of God is no more than God might most righteously ask […]

Has God Set Boundaries in Our Worship?

In order for men to arrive at the point where they do whatever is right in their own eyes, there is necessarily a decrease in the fear of God and how He is worshipped. Rejection of truth as written in God’s word is a first step. Personal experience and desires have, in our day, become […]

To the Praise of the Glory of His Grace

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing inthe heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: The Gift of Gifts

O Source of all Good, What shall I render to Thee for the gift of gifts, Thine own dear Son, begotten, not created, my Redeemer, Proxy, Surety, Substitute, His self-emptying incomprehensible, His infinity of love beyond the heart’s grasp. Herein is wonder of wonders: He came below to raise me above, He was born like […]

Ordo Salutis: The Order of Salvation

"Hello lightness, my old friend I’ve come to review you again Because a teaching softly creeping Left its seeds while I was reading And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains But not within sound doctrine" – Simeon and Farflunkle Predestination: Rom. 8:29, 30; 9:1-25; Eph. 1:3-14; 2 Thess 2:12,13 Effectual Calling […]

Paedobaptism: Fostering A Non-Christian Society

If the Paedobaptists ever break down the one restraint on nominal, external, hereditary Christianity that they have left, that is, the requirement that the baptized infant shall confess his faith before he partakes of communion, then all significant differences between the church and the world will be threatened. This is not to say that the […]

The Spirit of the Gospel of Grace in the Imprecatory Psalms

It is sometimes said that the imprecatory psalms do not contain the same Spirit of Gospel grace as we find in the New Testament. Is this true? Let’s look at a few: But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the Lord will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish— like smoke […]

Is Repentance A ‘Secondary Issue’?

I recently made a public request for Dan Phillips of the PyroManiacs blog (or what’s left of it) to respond to his position on repentance. I did so because Dan takes the position that many will be able to repent and be saved after our Lord Jesus Christ returns again. God has declared clearly before […]

The Prayer of An Arminian

Citizens of Zion

In Isaiah 62, God pronounces His delight in Zion. She is given a new name, Hephzibah (My delight is in her) and her land is now called Beulah (married). The Lord promises Zion her coming salvation and deliverance: Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth, Say to the daughter of Zion, […]

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